Through him you now trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith
and hope are in God. -1Peter 1:21 NET
Trusting and believing in God is a gift of the Holy Spirit. No one has done anything to earn those gifts. They come through Jesus when we say yes to his invitation. Consequentially our lives reflect the love and grace of God flowing through us. He lives through us when we are moved by compassion. When we sacrifice for others the Spirit flows through us.
Consequently, a life lived through him is one that is filled with the hope of new life. Knowing that the Spirit lives through me encourages me so much. In depressing times he speaks to and through me with such kind words. Because he lives through us, we are able to love as he loves. We are not left to do it alone. Through him we now trust in God.
Live through me today dear Spirit of God. Cause us to trust in you and help us love those who you love.
... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.